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Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
Austin
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
HT
Describe A Little About Yourself:
Professional firefighter.for local 93 Cfd, married to amazing woman for 21 years .austins mom..
Proud father of 3.
What Brought You To This Site:
My son is recently enlisted (before PIR), My Sailor is currently attending the Naval Academy
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
Proud, worried, honored,
Myself and my wife tried to go over so many options and in a way talk him out of it.
We did this on purpose.
No matter what he never gave in so we knew his heart is in it.
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Dad
Please Share: How Did You Find Us?
On the Internet. Just typing in questions in search engine

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At 11:25am on November 6, 2016, Navy Dads Co-Admin Tom said…

Welcome to Navy Dads, Bobby. Thanks for what you do to keep us all safe! We all share your pride in Austin....the Naval Academy is quite the honor! Please use the site to learn as much as you can. See if you can link with others who have gone through this. Ask any questions as they arise. We all wish Austin the best in his endeavors!

At 6:01am on November 4, 2016, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Bobby! When my son first enlisted, I was a little scared and worried for him. Not coming from a military family at all, I had no idea what to expect. What I found out was that he had made the most mature decision of his life! I found lots of answers to my questions right here on NavyDads.com.

My son Stephen was an AWO2 on the P-3 Orion. However, after 6 years of service, he was medically discharged in July of 2014. We are proud of our son and his service to our country.

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Once again, welcome to our site and I hope you enjoy your stay here. GO NAVY! HOOYAH!

Best Regards- Jim

At 10:17pm on November 3, 2016, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

Welcome to NavyDads.com Bobby ! When my daughter enlisted in 2005 and left for RTC, I had virtually no knowledge of Navy life or how the Navy did things. By the time her PIR rolled around, I was starting to get the hang of things and understand some of the language and abbreviations, but still felt like a fish out of water when dealing with most topics concerning the US Navy. When my son enlisted and left for Great Lakes in 2007, I got serious about trying to learn as much as possible about the Navy. Now, several years into my journey, I’m blessed to say I have two sailors in the family - my son Eric (AM2) was on the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), was attached to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 (HSM-37) in Hawaii, and is now attached to VAW-125 ("The Tigertails"). My daughter Kat is now a Navy veteran and was stationed on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) as a Mass Communications Specialist(MC3). If NavyDads.com were around in those early days, it would have made my first days as a Navy parent much easier!

I'm sure you'll find NavyDads.com as useful, educational and informative as I have over the past few years. Click How To Get Started for a guide on getting going in your NavyDads.com experience! I hope you take the time to explore the site and make some new friends. Read the discussions and add your comments. Browse through the postings in the various groups or start a new one. If you have any comments, questions or concerns about your sailor and what he is going through...be sure to post them! In my experience someone here can answer your questions or concerns or can point you in the direction to find out. And Bobby this is a great place to brag as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how your son is doing! Please remember that we talk about the Navy here and we must keep the security and safety of our sailors and the fleet in mind. On the right or starboard side of every NavyDads page is an area we call Key Information. Please take a minute and read through the Operations Security (OPSEC) link for some guidelines as to what we should not talk about in a public forum like NavyDads.com.

As a parent of a sailor currently or soon to be at Great Lakes you'll have many questions about what Austin is going through. In the Navy Bootcamp group is a discussion called A MUST READ for all New Navy Parents. Read through this post as it will do a lot to give you some understanding about what your sailor is learning and why. And be sure to check out the videos available in the Bootcamp Group as well and as PIR nears be sure to spend time in the PIR group for hints and helps!

Best Regards- Paul

"To raise a child, who is comfortable enough to leave you, means you've done your job. They are not ours to keep, but to teach them to soar on their own"

 
 
 

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